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RE: Phazer radar/laser jammer?

At 09:09 AM 1/20/98 MST, DeWitt Harrison wrote:
>I've not heard of the Eclipse. I was expressing my skepticism about
>devices which are billed as "passive," as are the various flavors of Phazer
>products. As a skeptic, I'm confronted with the Bigfoot Problem; that
>is it's difficult to prove something _isn't_ so, especially to someone
>inclined to believe something is so. I can't prove Bigfoot doesn't exist
>and I can't prove your Eclipse had nothing to do with your escaping a
>ticket here and there. As a service to automotive enthusiasts everywhere,
>someone should volunteer to drive way over the speed limit for 1 year
>armed only with a "________" jammer. Yeah, go ahead. Leave the V1
>at home. :-)

I've never heard of the eclipse unit either.  But I have seen, and used one
of the Rocky Mountain radar units.  Cheap construction with no indication
that it's actually doing anything.  Not even an alert that it's doing
something.  IMO, it's a toy.  As previously mentioned, C&D did an article
testing the passive units.  According to their tests, the passive units
that they used (I know Rocky Mount. Radar was in the test) did NOT reduce
the effective range of the radar gun.  Maybe their's was defective...or
maybe they were lying.  But it's the only true testing I've heard of.  And
I don't think subjective accounts of radar escapes counts as a valid test.
There are many other factors that could account for a lack of police response.

There is ONE jammer I've heard of that really does work.  But it's only for
laser.  I don't remember the name, but it's the license plate frame that
emits laser when the cop target's your license plate.  Apparently, in
combination with one of the diffuser covers, it can be extrememly useful in
foiling laser.    Anyone used either or both of these?

In the meantime, I'll stick with my V1!!

- Josh Pinkert
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- '98 A4q 2.8 and ISO '72-'73 Porsche 911